Lament and defiance in the same song. For Christians addressing the death of Christ – and our own deaths – this is a good posture. Make sure to listen until the build at 2:52. Powerful stuff.
Go on brothers lay him down Go on brothers lay him down Wrap his body with a clean white shroud Roll that stone leave him in the ground Go on brothers lay him down Go on sisters cry for him Go on sisters cry for him But wipe your eyes and dry your skin The crying will be done in three mornings Go on sisters cry for him Hold on children wait and see Hold on children wait and see The death that’s come is a death too weak Can’t take my Jesus can’t take my king So hold on children wait and see Oh glory glory won’t you come for me Glory glory won’t you come for me I know your slumber is a momentary sleep I feel you rising up from the deep Oh glory glory you will come for me
“Jesus is Laid in the Tomb” by Poor Bishop Hooper
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Wow!!! Love this, thank you. Just got the whole album in my Apple Music, look forward to whole thing.
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